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Carluccio's - Islington

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305-307 Upper Street, London N1 2TU, England
+44 20 7359 8167
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 12
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food for a pre or post theatre meal

Carluccio's is great for a meal at any time of the day or evening. The fish was really well cooked, the steak came nicely rare and the waitress was friendly and helpful. All this at a reasonable price with a bottle of Italian wine to fit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2015
Miriam14
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Wheathampstead, United Kingdom
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our lad's fortieth birthday so a table was booked for five and two children for a Saturday. It was almost full when we arrive but our table was waiting for us. The menu is obviously Italian and I had an excellent carbonara, my wife enjoyed her linguine. This Islington branch is classed as a cafe rather than a restaurant because... More 

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Wheathampstead, United Kingdom
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99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Carluccio's is great for a meal at any time of the day or evening. The fish was really well cooked, the steak came nicely rare and the waitress was friendly and helpful. All this at a reasonable price with a bottle of Italian wine to fit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Carluccio's is my favourite place for breakfast in Islington! It has superb food, great service, cosy atmosphere, fantastic coffee and even newspapers, so what more do you need to kick start the day. It is located on the busy Upper Street where you can find plenty of places to eat, but nothing beats Carluccio's.

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Thank Ivana S
Dorset
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I am surprised at Nina d's review, as we enjoyed a lovely meal there last night. (I am wondering why, if she felt so ill afterwards, did she actually want to pay the bill?! Upon closer inspection I see she only writes reviews if they are terrible, and only four at that, so I would take it with a pinch... More 

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Thank Dorsetgardeners
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Perfectly cooked breakfast with delicious coffee and fresh orange juice. Can't beat a perfect poached egg! Relaxed and friendly atmosphere, is this really in London?

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Thank WomblesofIslington
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Popped in here for post theatre dinner on a Saturday night. They were full, so we had to wait a while, but the staff kept us fully informed with the waiting time, and were so friendly it didn't matter! Good food, as we've experienced in other Carluccio's, and a fabulous atmosphere. Will definitely return

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Thank Sara8300
Breda, Netherlands
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66 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Very nice place to have breatfast or lunch in a cosy atmosphere. The breakfast was really nice and they serve great coffee. Just a perfect place to relax after shopping or to start the day with a great breakfast.

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Thank Trijman
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

Dinned here one Friday evening with my husband and my son .We liked the place, it had a good atmosphere and looked like it was well run. The service was exceptional and the food was top class. I particularly liked the choice of wines and the chocolate desserts followed by limoncelo.I would recommend this restaurant

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Thank arzsarah
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

The window display looked scrumptious and very rustic. Unfortunately, the quality of the food inside did not match that on display in the window. We ordered the set menu, having the pâté and bruschetta for starters and the ravioli and polo Milanese for main course. The pâté was lovely but the toast was cold and a little soggy, as it... More 

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Thank Mark H
London, United Kingdom
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66 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I don't know why, but I have never been to Carluccio's. To be honest, I didn't visit any chain Italian restaurants until October 2013. Chicken Liver Pate was absolutely flawless. It had the wonderful texture and was full of flavour. Milanese di Pollo was also fantastic. It was fried to perfection and wasn't greasy. Linguine al Fruitti di Mare was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 305-307 Upper Street, London N1 2TU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7359 8167

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 29
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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